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Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

General EQIP Information

Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 EQIP Financial Assistance

NRCS accepts EQIP applications year-round, but establishes cutoff dates make funding selections for eligible, screened, and ranked applications.

To be ready for EQIP funding consideration, interested applicants will need to: (1) Develop a conservation plan, (2) Submit an application, (3) Meet program eligibility requirements, and (4) Approve their ‘EQIP schedule of operations’. The time needed to complete a conservation plan and process eligibility can vary, from a few weeks to more than a month, depending on the complexity of the farming operation.

The FY17 cutoff dates to select eligible, screened and ranked applications for funding are:
  • coming soon!


Alan Forkey, Program Manager
Phone: 530-792-5653

Erik Beardsley, Program Specialist
Phone: 530-792-5649